Nijmegen breakage syndrome complicated with primary cutaneous tuberculosis

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Abstract

Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is a rare autosomal recessive chromosomal instability syndrome characterized by severe immunodeficiency, growth retardation, microcephaly, a distinct facial appearance, and a high predisposition to lymphoid malignancy. We report a 7-year-old white girl with NBS associated with cutaneous tuberculosis. The patient presented with multiple red-brown, centrally scaring plaques on the leg and had neither pulmonary nor systemic manifestation of tuberculosis. Polymerase chain reaction testing using Mycobacterium genus- and Mycobacterium tuberculosis species-specific primers confirmed the clinical diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis. This is the first report describing the simultaneous presentation of NBS and cutaneous tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-360
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Cutaneous tuberculosis
  • Nijmegen breakage syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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